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The highest webcam in the world brings Everest to the Internet in Real-Time


In order to measure the exact height of the world’s tallest mountain Mt. Everest and to study the effect of climate changes a MOBOTIX camera is installed on nearby Kala Patthar (5,675 meters tall). A MOBOTIX camera makes it possible to watch the real-time images of Mount Everest from the comfort of the home. The Ev-K2-CNR scientific committee from Bergamo, Italy, installed a type-M12 MOBOTIX camera on nearby Kala Patthar. The camera runs using solar power and this project is sponsored by the Government of Nepal.

This camera is currently recording stunning images of the 8,848-meter tall Mount Everest.You can watch this real-time video from the top of Mount Everest here.The video shows Mount Everest as well as the South Col Plateau on the right side of the image. The image is updated every five minutes so that we can even track the movement of the clouds around the mountain’s summit. The webcam is only active during daylight hours (6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Nepalese time, which corresponds to 0:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Central European time).

Images for climate protection
The “Everest Share 2011″ research project is taking place as part of the international “Share” climate and environmental monitoring conference. Researchers selected Kala Patthar as the camera location because it offers an excellent view of the western side of Mount Everest, including the north and southwest faces of the mountain and the West Ridge. The camera uses a wireless connection to transmit images to the Ev-K2-CNR Pyramid Laboratory/Observatory located at an altitude of 5,050 meters.

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